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38th Berlin International Film Festival

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Opening film  Linie 1
Founded  1951
Festival date  February 12 – 23, 1988
Location  Berlin, Germany
No. of films  447 films
38th Berlin International Film Festival

Awards  Golden Bear (Red Sorghum)

The 38th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 12 to 23, 1988. The festival opened with musical film Linie 1 by Reinhard Hauff. The Golden Bear was awarded to the Chinese film Red Sorghum directed by Zhang Yimou.


The retrospective dedicated to dedicated to colour films titled The History of Colour Film was shown at the festival. Originally German actor Gert Fröbe was selected as Jury President but later he had to decline due to illness, after which Moritz de Hadeln appointed the Italian film critic Guglielmo Biraghi as the Jury President.


The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:

  • Guglielmo Biraghi (Head of the Jury)
  • Ellen Burstyn
  • Heiner Carow
  • Eberhard Junkersdorf
  • Tom Luddy
  • Heinz Rathsack
  • Daniel Schmid
  • Andrei Smirnov
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Anna-Lena Wibom
  • Pavlos Zannas
  • Films in competition

    The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:


    The following films were shown in the retrospective:


    The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:

  • Golden Bear: Red Sorghum by Zhang Yimou
  • Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize: Komissar by Aleksandr Askoldov
  • Silver Bear for Best Director: Norman Jewison for Moonstruck
  • Silver Bear for Best Actress: Holly Hunter for Broadcast News
  • Silver Bear for Best Actor: Manfred Möck and Jörg Pose for Einer trage des anderen Last
  • Silver Bear for an outstanding single achievement: Matka Królów by Janusz Zaorski
  • Silver Bear for an outstanding artistic contribution: La deuda interna by Miguel Pereira
  • FIPRESCI Award
  • Komissar by Aleksandr Askoldov
  • References

    38th Berlin International Film Festival Wikipedia